Media Report Uncovers Use of Starvation in Detention Camp

Chinese domestic media is reporting on the alleged use of starvation at a detention camp for petitioners in Shanxi. Caixin covers the Time Weekly report:

The death of a former army veteran in a petitioner detention camp by a Time Weekly report on July 14 revealed the use of starvation and torture in a detention camp located in Shanxi Province.

The petitioner named Xu Lingjun died on March 18, 2010, after being tortured and starved for nine months in a “legal training camp” for local petitioners run by the Chenggu County government in Shanxi Province.

According to the report, several other petitioners in the camp were also tortured and starved at the detention camp administered by the county government.

The training camp, set up in May 2008, is used as a detention center for petitioners in Chenggu County.

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